What people are saying about us...

Oct 18, 2014

The manager (the one who dealt with the bill and bookings) was fantastic at Cheltenham , so friendly and professional and helpful, a credit to your company. Linda , Cheltenham

Oct 24, 2014

This was my first visit to one of your centres, and I was very happy. I came with my 2 year old daughter, and as soon as I walked in Ian the Centre Manager was there, put children's tv on for my daughter, and got all the available mechanics straight to work on my vehicle (I needed 4 new tyres plus other work). The work was done much quicker than I expected (I really appreciated this as my daughter didn't have time to get bored!), and I was given friendly advice on other work that will soon be required - quotes provided too. The Centre was immaculate, service and welcome friendly, and the work carried out to a great standard. I will most definitely be coming back - thank you to Ian and his team! Gail , Shrewsbury

Oct 1, 2014

Always great service all round. As a female this is the first place I feel able to walk into without worry on any score. Used you guys and girls a few times now and pricing is always clear you never charge unnecessarily and always do your best to provide the best value for money. Fantastic thank you. Have continued to recommend you to everyone a , Basingstoke

Oct 2, 2014

Ordered online with price match and fitted two days later. Center staff were polite and efficient. Waiting facilities amongst the best I have ever encountered in 40 years of driving. An excellent service and one I will recommend to friends. Matthew , Farnborough

Oct 5, 2014

Fantastic service great prices. The manager was very helpful and and kept me informed of the progress of my car. Lovely coffee as well robert , Bristol (Longwell Green)

Oct 24, 2014

I went for the mot first time with f1, glad I did. Easy booking online, polite and knowledgeable staff. Marius , Maidstone

Oct 21, 2014

I was very impressed. I had special mercedes valve caps fitted on the old tyres and these were replaced without me asking - very good Reg , Swindon

Oct 18, 2014

Always found F1 to be very competitive on prices and the staff are always very friendly and helpful when explaining what work has, or needs, to be done. Christopher , Nottingham (Lenton Lane)

Oct 23, 2014

great service all round,very friendly staff good prices hope you can remain so competitive. very satisfied. Jane , Leicester

Oct 25, 2014

Excellent service from the team at Farnborough. Would not hesitate to recommend this excellent and value for money service. Julia , Farnborough

Oct 5, 2014

very happy with the price & service & would recommend this to all my freinds grahame , Dunstable

Oct 17, 2014

A good service at a competitive price, will be using again in the future. Glenn , Leicester (Wigston)

Oct 26, 2014

great service, even allowing my daughter to have full use on the tv in reception so she could watch cartoon while we waited! all staff very friendly and helpful. stacey , Shrewsbury

Oct 25, 2014

Was my Frist visit to f1 auto enter and will recommend to all my friends and family what a good price and service I recived Stephen , Swindon

Oct 19, 2014

Paying online, I was pleased to receive a call telling me I could have the tyres fitted a day early, which suited me better. Rowland , Maidstone

Oct 1, 2014

I have been using Formula One for nearly 2 years, they are always helpful and polite and in my case have gone the extra mile, when I was totally stuck with a burst tyre at home, they came and got the tyre and replaced it for a new one, for a single female that was really helpful, so thank you Formula One Gloucester, and I will continue to use you mandy , Gloucester

Oct 2, 2014

The fitters and manager could not have been more helpful or accommodating. Will definitely use again. Alistair , Leatherhead

Oct 4, 2014

Very helpful and friendly and a great service would definately used again and would recommend to friends and family. Philip , Basingstoke

Oct 12, 2014

Great value tyres - very impressed with the fitting service and the facilities at the Poole branch - would definately recommend it - thanks Mike , Poole

Oct 16, 2014

Great service, very efficient staff who were happy to help. Will use Formula One always from now on Mark , Burton

Oct 11, 2014

I've never had a problem with the guys at this branch, I always recommend them to family and friends. Lisa , Chatham

Oct 2, 2014

Your service manager at the Gloucester centre was exceptional, being an older person have never been impressed with tyre centre staff in general. This manager was friendly and polite. I was also impressed with the way he advised other customers. j a , Gloucester

Oct 12, 2014

Great service, great staff, happy that my car is now set up for the winter Nick , Basingstoke

Oct 26, 2014

Staff were extremely friendly and made the whole experience stress free. The tyres look fab and the car drives much better now too! :) Jet , Ipswich

Oct 1, 2014

An excellent piece of customer service - scheduling in and completing the unexpected repair work on my vehicle on the same day as the MOT was very helpful - thanks. Simon , Southampton (Hedge End)

Oct 2, 2014

A very helpful team and the car was parked outside the reception for me to drive away. EXCELLENT Stanley , Gloucester

Oct 22, 2014

Exceptional service as usual from the staff at Newport Pagnell. Great. Peter , Newport Pagnell

Oct 6, 2014

Despite staff shortage my vehicle was attended to in a very reasonable time. Although staff were busy they still did an excellent service replacing worn tyres. A service to recommend. Brian C S , Newcastle-under-Lyme

Oct 12, 2014

just wanted to say last time i used F1 i was not impressed with the service. but this time the service was 2nd to none really friendly and helpful. i would now recommended F1 to friends and family. great service thnks Richard , Basingstoke

Oct 13, 2014

May I say I enjoyed talking to Harrow staff, they were extremely helpful and very professional. Pat on the back. :-) Pratap , Harrow

Oct 15, 2014

Staff very helpful and explained and showed me why they were changing things on my car. Will definitely go back! Victoria , Crawley

Oct 7, 2014

Garage was clean and the facilities in the waiting area are very good also. Lee , Milton Keynes

Oct 3, 2014

Great service mot and new tyre this time. You look after my car and my daughters. Very pleased so far... peter , Swindon

Oct 11, 2014

As always, the staff were polite and helpful, the work was done on time and the bill was reasonable. I will be using the garage again and recommending it Charis , Hanley

Oct 12, 2014

Very good deal on tryes and fitted within 10 minutes of arrive at centre. Centre was very clean and welcoming and staff were friendly. I will definitely go back for other than tryes in the future. tony , Canterbury

Oct 26, 2014

Very impressed. As owner of a lowered Alfa GT they took extra care for my needs and to look after my pride and joy. Will recommend and use again. Christopher , Ipswich

Oct 6, 2014

Ordered the tyres on line as the price was very competitive. Arranged a Sunday PM fitting to have four tyres replaced, onlyhad to wait 15 minutes before work started and was on my way 1 hour after arrival. More than satisfied and will use again if prices remain competitive. Very straightforward ordering and good choice of fitting centres available. Fitzroy , Hemel Hempstead

Oct 3, 2014

I always find the staff very friendly and helpful and the work carried out with efficiency. Lauren , Milton Keynes

Oct 14, 2014

Very helpful and answered all my questions, second time I've had a service and mot from there and will be going again next year. Wendy , Swindon

Oct 13, 2014

Great service, great price, did exactly what you said you would can't get better than that. Ian , Crewe

Oct 12, 2014

Recently opened and fairly quite .. Very clean facilities .. Friendly helpful staff .. Based on limited experience (mot) would use again / recomend Richard , Farnborough

Oct 4, 2014

this was the first time i used F1 Autocentres, and my wife came with me!! we both had coffee in the waiting area and my wife watched her favourite programme Judge Judy on the TV.and the staff were very polite, yes I had a good day. nicholas , Bristol (St. Philips)

Oct 16, 2014

Great service, and best practices in city. I use it because I'm convinced about job done. Krzysztof , Leicester (Wigston)

Oct 20, 2014

MOT tester very friendly and realistic in explanations why my car failed. Katarina , Gloucester

Oct 20, 2014

Absolutely brilliant service. Changed tyres on my silly black wheels without so much as a scuff or scrape. Cup of coffee Simpsons on Tv and a sly 60 mins away from the family life.... Overall a great service simple online booking and great prices. Simon , Lincoln

Oct 21, 2014

Most friendly and genuine garage I've been to over the years. Advisories talked through with explanations and costings. Overall very happy and will return james , Hertford

Oct 8, 2014

I had no problem with the service at all. The staff were very polite and welcoming. The price for the MOT was very reasonable.I would recommend Formula One to my family, friends or anyone that asked me. David , Derby

Oct 23, 2014

Car failed it's MOT putting us in a bit of bother but the guys went out their way to squeeze the car in for repair and re mot the car within 24 hours and now my partner can use her car again very helpful will use again! Thankyou Adrian , Farnborough

Oct 19, 2014

Earlier this year I witnessed a superb piece of customer service / marketing from the manager. I young couple with a baby arrived in a very old Ford Focus which sounded like a banger racer. The F1 guys got it up on the ramps and discovered a Lamda sensor blanking plug had dropped out and they duly replaced it free of charge. This was extremely kind and impressed everyone in the waiting room. Now that is what I call good service and probably gained F1 many future sales. Aaron , Northampton (Gambrel Road)

Oct 5, 2014

I have had great service from F1 Autocentre in Lincoln for the past 5 years and as they offer good service and I do get value for money. Nelson , Lincoln

Oct 19, 2014

The guys were great ,they informed me of some additional work that was required,they pointed out the issues on the car and quickly advised the extra cost.i was very happy with the quality of work done and the professional image the guys gave. Will use again for any car issue 5 star service David , Crewe

Oct 11, 2014

Outstanding service as usual. Staff very friendly and expert. Have been using the West Quay branch for a few years now and they are always excellent in every aspect of car repairs, tyres and servicing. Trevor , Southampton (West Quay Road)

Oct 26, 2014

The staff were great - they identified that my tyre could be repaired rather than replaced which was great. , Leicester

Oct 5, 2014

Excellent all round service, great value, would definitely recommend. Thanks Marie , Doncaster

Oct 23, 2014

great service when I had my mot done. Dont feel like your getting ripped off which has happened at other garages would use F1 again. colette , Burton

Oct 26, 2014

Long two hour wait for the tyre change, but completed quickly and efficiently eventually. Friendly helpful team, good waiting area and great pricing. Mark , Crawley

Oct 25, 2014

Quick friendly service. Fantastic internet prices. What more could you want? Barry , Nottingham (Lenton Lane)

Oct 22, 2014

Both the manager and the mechanic he called over went out of their way to explain the error in one of my sensors on my car, it wasn't a fault of the garage but a previous problem that had surfaced after you reset my service indicator, they both put me at ease, explained what I needed to do, at this point it was about 615pm so fifteen mins past closing but this didn't affect their explanation and didn't seem to bother them at all, they were both an outstanding asset of your company and I will definitely return Frazer , Portsmouth

Oct 20, 2014

From first enquiry regarding stock of the items to the completion of the work and parts required the service was faultless and would be very happy too highly recommend to anybody. David , Oxford

Oct 19, 2014

Asked them if I could get the tyres fitted on Saturday, they had no objections although they were busy I could get them done first thing. I got there early, and the guy came out to ask whether I was waiting for a set of Dunlops which I was and opened up early to get started. Staff have been really easy to get on with and professional - I only chose F1 because of the price and expected to be disappointed! Will plainly be recommending F1 to friends and customers alike: was impressed to see the contact number for the area manager on the wall of the waiting room too, nice touch and unusual for the garage trade to care about the customer!! , Chesterfield

Oct 2, 2014

Great customer service from your team. Fantastic value for money on the tyres I bought online. Pauline , Colchester

Oct 11, 2014

Staff went above and beyond to sort my car out. It would be good if you could pass on my thanks. Andrew , Ipswich

Oct 1, 2014

Buying online saved £20, which was very welcome. Used F1 before and always found them competitive and very obliging. Excellent service - I'll be back! Philip , Leicester

Oct 10, 2014

The staff were very busy as there was only two fitters and one Asst Manager (Leo)on site. Leo was as good as his word when he said my tyre would be fitted at a specific time. Over all a good experience. Stuart , Aylesbury

Oct 1, 2014

Very pleased with overall service . Would have been nice to know when booking on line approx time to allow for an m.o.t Raymond , Bristol (Longwell Green)

Oct 15, 2014

Booked MOT via website. Friendly, efficient and helpful staff at Basingstoke branch. Cannot fault the service - thank you Formula 1! Will definitely use again. Deborah , Basingstoke

Oct 22, 2014

This visit was by far so much better than my last visit. It seemed there was a new Manager who was an absolute credit to Formula One and I will not hesitate in a)using you again(have already got prices for tyres), and b)recommending you to others. The mechanic who actually worked on my car deserves a mention too, he was attentive, professional, customer aware, courteous and also a credit to you. Thank you and well done. Steve , King's Lynn

Oct 23, 2014

Pat at Rugby F1 Auto is always spot on with his service given, Normally have a good chat with him. david , Rugby

Oct 1, 2014

Very good service and great prices. I ordered online and rang the depot on the day to ensure they had been delivered and said that I was on my way. They fitted me in as soon as I arrived. Excellent service and the best prices around for tyres. Alan , Chatham

Oct 2, 2014

Excellent service. Some additional work that needed doing was explained clearly on the telephone, and in my opinion was fairly charged. They also spotted that a tyre which had been fitted by another organisation, had been put on incorrectly (subsequently corrected by yourselves). An 'icing on the cake' suggestion is that cars are valeted following a service (the cost could be built into your charges) but this is not a criticism, just an idea. Many thanks. Stephen , Chelmsford

Oct 10, 2014

Very impressed with the excellent service. I think the name of the person who attended us was Ryan? who should be given a special mention. Although I had ordered 4 new tyres from you for my MOT, Ryan advised me that the tyres on my vehicle had a 4 millimetre tread and they would pass the MOT, therefore, new tyres would not be required at this stage. I was very impressed with this honesty and I will certainly return for your services in the future and also highly recommend your services to family, friends and working colleauges. David , Southampton (West Quay Road)

Oct 16, 2014

Fantastic service as per norm. All the guys in the harrow branch are always helpful and professional. Munish , Harrow

Oct 15, 2014

Car was sorted and ready in time. Car passed MOT but had slight issue with brakes that I didn't feel forced into sorting that day. Staff were friendly and gave relevant advice. sarah , Mansfield

Oct 12, 2014

I have been using F1 garage for 5 years now. Always great service & knowledgable staff going the extra mile in checking other bits of the car to make sure everything is working well. My friends are using now F1 & never looked back at the previous garages! Thank you for doing a great job in servicing our cars! Ioana C , Colchester

Oct 26, 2014

Excellent service and great staff, kept me informed of the progress and explained what they were doing alec , Maidstone
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